The Resthaven Difference
Since 1961, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Frederick community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.
We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.
We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.
Resthaven was established in 1961 as the first multi-faith, non-sectarian cemetery serving Frederick and Montgomery counties. At that time, Resthaven encompassed a little more than 25 acres.
In 1971, noting the great liability to Maryland's taxpayers for veterans' cemeteries, Resthaven created our first veterans garden, the Veterans Garden of Honor. This garden was personally dedicated by the former secretary of the Navy, the Honorable J. William Middendorf III. In the center is a unique and beautiful sculpture of the legendary Phoenix, a legendary symbol of eternal life.
Resthaven Memorial Gardens introduced the Petland garden in 1974, after many of our property owners expressed dismay that there were no satisfactory options concerning final arrangements for their pets.
Resthaven began construction on its first Outdoor Mausoleum in 1976. Rainbow Granite, known for its elaborate colors, was chosen for this beautiful structure. This exclusive granite is so desirable that it is rarely used in such structures today. The Garden Mausoleum features a courtyard setting in the center, which is under shelter, and is often used for committal and memorial services.
Resthaven was also the first in our area to offer onsite cremation in 1986. As cremation became more requested amongst families we served, we added our pet crematory as well.
In 2000 Resthaven completed the construction of central Maryland’s most elaborate Indoor Chapel Mausoleum. Built with marble hand picked from Carrerra Italy, and featuring exclusive works from famous local artists, our chapel provides a beautiful, climate controlled sanctuary for visitation and reflection.
Resthaven Funeral Services began in 2001 with the mission of providing unique and affordable services for persons of all faiths, using any cemetery, as well as secular life celebrations and ceremonies with Military honors.
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We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
The staff at Resthaven were professional and extremely helpful during this difficult time. I couldn't have found a better place for my parents.Ann Gordon 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I would like Thank Resthaven for their assistance of Laying Our Beloved One to rest. a Special Thank you to Jessica , Tyler and Mickey for their Professionalism, it brought great peace and comfort to our Family that all the services went as planned. Thank you again...Allen Krenzer 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
John and his team were great to work with my mother in laws viewing and funeral. They made it so easy and seamless. Thank You for everything the Kolb will ever so great full.Sabrina Butler 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you to Kellen Strosnider and all the staff at Resthaven for putting together a beautiful funeral service for my daughter. I told Kellen what I wanted and she made it happen. When I was numb with grief, she was truly a blessing. Thank you all.Cindy Norris 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you Resthaven for your help and support. I am grateful for a positive experience during a very hard time.Anne “Annie” Idoni 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Very nice folks. Very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Nice facilities also.Donald Boller 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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FEMA Offers to Help Families Cover Funeral Costs
Up to $9,000 in aid may be available for those who suffered the loss of a loved one from COVID-19.
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